6th Grade Science Program 

    Brian Ward 

    Introduction to Earth and its Place in Space

    The sixth grade science program is an integrated study of science with a strong emphasis on cooperative learning and lab work to develop process skills as well as the basic concepts of science.

    I.    Process Skills
         A)    Observation
         B)    Inference
         C)    Prediction
         D)    Estimation
         E)    Classification
         F)    Measurement
         G)    Collecting Data
         H)    Interpreting Data
                 i)    graphic data
                 ii)   charts
         I)    Construction of models
         J)    Recognizing patterns
         K)    Time management

    II.    Content
         A)    Science Foundations
                 i)    Scientific Method
                 ii)   Measurement
         B)    Universal applications of Elements and Molecules

         C)    Astronomy              
         D)    Meteorology (Scientific concepts and societal impact)
         E)    Basic Environmental Science Concepts
         F)    Geology (Scientific concepts and societal impact)
         G)    Writing across the curriculum

    III.    Curriculum materials
         A)   Discovery Education On-Line Resources    
         B)   Textbook – Earth Science (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston) 
         C)   Miscellaneous supplemental materials including: 
                 i)    Catastrophic Events (Science and Technology Concepts for Middle Schools)
                 ii)   Periodicals, such as Science World Magazine
                 iii)  Selected internet resources
                 iv)  Visits by scientists 
         D)    In-class simulation activities 
         E)    Labs 
         F)    Demonstrations 
         G)    Field Trips

    IV.    Student Evaluation:
         A)    Examinations
         B)    Labs
         C)    Writing activities
         D)    Homework
         E)    Classwork
         F)    Participation